Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom

Hegel's Philosophy of Freedom

Author: Paul Franco

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300093225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

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Human freedom is the central theme of modern political philosophy, and G. W. F. Hegel offers perhaps the most profound and systematic modern attempt to understand the state as the realization of human freedom. In this comprehensive examination of Hegel's philosophy of freedom, Paul Franco traces the development of Hegel's ideas of freedom, situates them within his general philosophical system, and relates them to the larger tradition of modern political philosophy. Franco then applies Hegel's understanding of liberty to certain problems in contemporary political theory. He argues that Hegel offers a powerful reformulation of liberalism that escapes many of the problematic assumptions of traditional liberal doctrine and yet avoids falling into the romantic and relativistic excesses of a substantial communitarianism. Devoting the major portion of his attention to Hegel's masterpiece the Philosophy of Right, published in 1821, Franco provides a clear and nontechnical guide to the challenging arguments Hegel presents. Franco establishes the necessary context within which to understand the work and draws on Hegel's other writings, including the unpublished lecture notes, to illuminate it. For the Hegel specialist as well as the reader with a more general interest in political philosophy and modern intellectual history, this book offers significant insights into Hegel's ideas on the theme of human liberty.

G. W. F. Hegel: Grundlinien Der Philosophie Des Rechts

G. W. F. Hegel: Grundlinien Der Philosophie Des Rechts

Author: Ludwig Siep

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110495163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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Die Beitrage dieses ersten vollstandigen Kommentars zu Hegels Rechtsphilosophie verbinden die Auslegung aller wichtigen Textabschnitte mit einer Auswahl unterschiedlicher Deutungsperspektiven der internationalen Hegel-Forschung bereits in der 4., uberarbeiteten Neuauflage. "

Modern Freedom

Modern Freedom

Author: Adriaan T Peperzak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401008563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 675

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This book, the result of 40 years of Hegel research, gives an integral interpretation of G.W.F. Hegel's mature practical philosophy as contained in his textbook, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts, published in 1820, and the courses he gave on the same subject between 1817 and 1830.

Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Hegel's Philosophy of Right

Author: Dean Moyar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000791082

Category: Philosophy

Page: 435

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Hegel’s Philosophy of Right was his last systematic work and the most complete statement of his mature views on ethical and political philosophy. The text explores the relationships between three distinct conceptions of human freedom: persons as possessing contract rights, subjects as reflective moral agents, and individuals as members of an ethical community. It strongly influenced the early Marx and debates over liberalism and communitarianism that arose in the latter half of the twentieth century. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Philosophy of Right, the eighteen essays in this volume by contemporary scholars examine the nature and impact of Hegel's text. They examine a diverse array of topics, ranging from Hegel's account of rights, religious freedom, gender, the state, history, and naturalism to some hitherto relatively overlooked topics such as Hegel and Luther, art and nationality, and Hegel and the market. Each contribution also pays homage to the work of Terry Pinkard, who, as a foremost interpreter and scholar of Hegel’s thought, revived and reinvented the contemporary field of Hegel studies. Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Critical Perspectives on Freedom and History will be valuable reading for scholars of Hegel, nineteenth-century German philosophy, moral and political philosophy, and the history of political thought.

The Pathologies of Individual Freedom

The Pathologies of Individual Freedom

Author: Axel Honneth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835027

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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This is a penetrating reinterpretation and defense of Hegel's social theory as an alternative to reigning liberal notions of social justice. The eminent German philosopher Axel Honneth rereads Hegel's Philosophy of Right to show how it diagnoses the pathologies of the overcommitment to individual freedom that Honneth says underlies the ideas of Rawls and Habermas alike. Honneth argues that Hegel's theory contains an account of the psychological damage caused by placing too much emphasis on personal and moral freedom. Although these freedoms are crucial to the achievement of justice, they are insufficient and in themselves leave people vulnerable to loneliness, emptiness, and depression. Hegel argues that people must also find their freedom or "self-realization" through shared projects. Such projects involve the three institutions of ethical life--family, civil society, and the state--and provide the arena of a crucial third kind of freedom, which Honneth calls "communicative" freedom. A society is just only if it gives all of its members sufficient and equal opportunity to realize communicative freedom as well as personal and moral freedom.

Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Author: Alan Patten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198237709

Category: Medical

Page: 231

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Alan Patten presents an original interpretation of Hegel's idea of freedom and offers answers to a number of central questions about his ethical and political thought. Freedom is the value that Hegel most admired and the core of his social philosophy.

Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns

Hegel and the Freedom of Moderns

Author: Domenico Losurdo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332916

Category: History

Page: 401

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DIVTranslated into English for the first time, this work portrays a different side of Hegel -- not just as a philosopher preoccupied with abstract ideas but a man deeply enmeshed and active in the pressing, concrete political issues of his time./div

Philosophy of Right

Philosophy of Right

Author: G. W. F. Hegel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486445632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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In this 1821 classic, Hegel applies his most important concept — the dialectics — to law, rights, morality, the family, economics, and the state. The philosopher defines universal right as the synthesis between the thesis of an individual acting in accordance with the law and the occasional conflict of an antithetical desire to follow private convictions.

Freedom, Truth and History

Freedom, Truth and History

Author: Stephen Houlgate

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415013321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 263

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The philosopher G.W.F. Hegel (1771-1831) is now recognized to be one of the most important modern thinkers. His influence is to be found in Marx's conception of historical dialectic, Kierkegaard's existentialism, Dewey's pragmatism and Gadamer's hermeneutics and Derrida's deconstruction. Until now, however, it has been difficult for the non-specialist to find a reasonably comprehensive introduction to this important, yet at times almost impenetrable philosopher. With this book Stephen Houlgate offers just such an introduction. His book is written in an accessible style and covers a range of topics: the philosophy of history, logic and phenomenology, political philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. In the course of the book the author relates Hegel's ideas to those of many other thinkers, including Luther, Descartes, Kant and Thomas Kuhn.

Hegel: Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Hegel: Elements of the Philosophy of Right

Author: Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348889

Category: History

Page: 574

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This book is a translation of a classic work of modern social and political thought, Elements of the Philosophy of Right. Hegel's last major published work, is an attempt to systematize ethical theory, natural right, the philosophy of law, political theory and the sociology of the modern state into the framework of Hegel's philosophy of history. Hegel's work has been interpreted in radically different ways, influencing many political movements from far right to far left, and is widely perceived as central to the communication tradition in modern ethical, social and political thought. This edition includes extensive editorial material informing the reader of the historical background of Hegel's text, and explaining his allusions to Roman law and other sources, making use of lecture materials which have only recently become available. The new translation is literal, readable and consistent, and will be informative and scholarly enough to serve the needs of students and specialists alike.

The Advent of Freedom

The Advent of Freedom

Author: John F. Hoffmeyer

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863558X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 140

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These sections bring into play terms that have been widely used in Western philosophy, but which in Hegel's discourse take on distinctive meanings: actuality, necessity, freedom.